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Food Safety in a Disaster or Emergency

Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe in an emergency will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Find out how to keep food safe before, during, and after emergencies, such as floods, fires, natural disasters, or the loss of power.

Preparación para emergencias (USDA)
Resources are available in Spanish.

Seguridad del agua y los alimentos durante huracanes, cortes de electricidad e inundaciones (FDA)
Available in Spanish and French.

Información sobre alimentos, agua, sanidad e higiene para tener en cuenta antes y después de un desastre o emergencia (CDC)
Available in Spanish.

Conservar la seguridad del agua y los alimentos después de un desastre o emergencia (CDC)
Available in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

¿Es seguro consumir los alimentos del refrigerador durante cortes de electricidad? Use this chart about refrigerator food safety during a power outage to find out.

¿Es seguro consumir los alimentos congelados o parcialmente congelados del congelador? Use this chart about frozen food safety during a power outage as a guide.

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